Google is rumored to unveil a home grown Tablet PC during the Google I/O event beginning 27 June2012. The new Tablet PC is to be named Nexus 7. As the name implies it will be a 7 inch Tablet. It is not immediately known whether the Nexus 7 will be an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system or will initially be Android 4.0 (ICS) series with updates provided later.
As expected, Microsoft has announced on 18 June, a new Tablet PC named Surface Tablet PC. Deviating from its earlier strategy of creating only Software and licensing it to hardware manufacturers, Microsoft has now entered in to the making full computers with the Surface Tablet PC.
The internet is abuzz with talk that Microsoft plans to launch its own Tablet PC on Monday running on the Windows 8 operating system. The news is not yet confirmed Microsoft. Historically, Microsoft has focussed on creating software leaving the creation of complete devices to hardware manufacturers. This strategy has worked very well for Microsoft. But the resounding success of Apple with its iPad range of Tablet PCs suggests that future may see more software makers enter the hardware market.
Until a couple of months ago, the Indian Tablet PC buyer was obsessively focussed on Tablet PCs under Rs. 10,000. After having gone through TabPC.in’s web statistics, we find that in the last month or so, many visitors have shown interest in Tablet PCs under Rs. 15,000 and Tablet PCs under Rs. 20,000. This price range has products competing from some of the well known Tablet PC brands like Samsung, BlackBerry, HCL, Reliance, ViewSonic, Milagrow etc.
Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of Blackberry Playbook has decided to discontinue the production of BlackBerry Playbook 16 GB model according to Engadget. BlackBerry Playbook is currently available in 3 variations: 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. While 32 GB and 64 GB models will still be produced, the 16 GB model will be available as long as stocks last.
What if your tablet or phone knew what you were watching on TV and presented bonus features without you having to lift a finger? What if you could use your tablet to draw up a play in EA SPORTS' "Madden NFL" and then perform it to perfection on your TV? What if you could control your favorite websites on the TV with a simple swipe, pinch or zoom on your tablet's touchscreen?
Last month Dell has announced that it will embrace Windows 8 for its Tablet PCs. In the Taipei Computex 2012 that is underway, Asus and Acer have introduced Windows 8 Tablet PCs, just an year after Windows 8 was unveiled by Microsoft. The metro interface of the Windows 8 operating system is designed for touchscreen input. Windows 8 is expected to be officially released in October 2012, wo we can expect Windows 8 Tablets to hit the market by 2012 year end.
Milagrow HumanTech has unveiled a 7 inch Tablet which the company claims is India’s slimmest Tablet. The Milagrow TabTop 7.4 has a depth of 6.5 mm. Just like other Milagrow TabTop Tablets, the TabTop 7.4 comes with over 60 apps arranged into various folders like Productivity, Utility, Networking, Entertainment and Medical.
One thing that stops many people from using an Android Tablet for office productivity is the lack of compatible MS Office version for Android. Though there are rumors that MS Office will have a compatible version for Android, iPad and iPhone by November this year, there is no official word from Microsoft yet. OnLive Desktop from Onlive, Inc provides a cloud based solution to use MS Office on iPad and Android Tablets.